Alabama basketball ongoing its solid performance against ranked teams taking down Mississippi Point out 83-79, Tuesday night in Tuscaloosa.
Alabama basketball was in dire need to have of a acquire on Tuesday night. The Alabama Crimson Tide had misplaced four of its past 6 games. The schedule just after Tuesday is three highway games in the upcoming four, so beating the Bulldogs was of huge worth.
An additional major as well as from beating Mississippi Point out is notching up a further Quad 1 acquire. The Bulldogs went into the video game at 15-4, No. 22 in the AP Poll and No. 21 in the Coaches Poll. In Avery Johnson’s four Alabama basketball seasons his teams are 14-10 versus ranked teams. That performance is very good if not spectacular. Slender it down to past year and this season and the file versus ranked teams is 9-3. That is large. Take note – these stats include things like common year and SEC Tournament games only.
Tuesday night’s video game was a matchup of two practically similarly talented teams. The Crimson Tide jumped out to a 41-29 halftime guide. Credit Coach Johnson with a solid offensive approach to attack the basket off the dribble. Donta Corridor and Tevin Mack ended up 9-for-14 attacking the paint in the initial 50 percent. Total, the Crimson Tide had a 30-14, details in the paint advantage in the initial 50 percent.
Mississippi State head coach, Ben Howland manufactured halftime adjustments. All those adjustments and foul issues by Corridor led to Mack and Corridor only receiving two 2nd-50 percent shots from the field. The Bulldogs outscored the Tide 50-42 in the 2nd 50 percent but it was not adequate for a comeback.
The two teams ended up very poor from the free throw line, but with the attacking the basket method, the Tide received 14 much more free throw attempts. The Tide finished 61 per cent at the line, in contrast to Mississippi Point out at 55 per cent. The teams ended up near to even in turnovers, with the Tide committing two significantly less at 11 turnovers for the video game. Mississippi Point out had a big offensive rebound advantage at 19-12 but all round the boards were near with the Bulldogs, as well as four from 43 rebounds.
Mississippi Point out was a very poor 16 per cent on 3–for-19 three-point shooting. The Tide was worse, producing only 1 of 15 shots from outdoors the arc. The foremost scorers for Alabama basketball ended up Donta Corridor with 19, John Petty with 13 and Riley Norris with 11 details. Tevin Mack led the Tide with eight rebounds.
Freshman Kira Lewis Jr. included 9 details but also manufactured 5 turnovers. Kira had a pivotal block on a three-place try by Tyson Carter in the past 30 seconds. Experienced Carter strike the trey, it would have tied the video game.
Next up for the Alabama Crimson Tide is a Saturday vacation to Auburn. The Tigers are no for a longer time ranked just after three losses to Kentucky, South Carolina and Mississippi Point out.